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Take a Yoga Class Around Stark & Summit Counties

Yoga Classes - Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS

Yoga has become even more popular in recent years, and for good reason. A good yoga session can improve your flexibility and muscle tone while also helping you relax and focus. We're lucky to have some excellent yoga studios in Stark & Summit counties. Here are some of the top places our real estate agents recommend stopping by for a class.

  • Yoga Bliss: 3045 Smith Rd. #300, Fairlawn, OH 44333
    Yoga Bliss 
    is a popular yoga studio that offers classes in several different modalities. If you're seeking relaxation and renewal, their Restorative Yoga classes may be perfect for you. Or, for a more energizing experience, try the Power Basics class.

    Yoga Bliss has an Intro Offer for new clients. For just $50, you get 30 days of unlimited yoga and barre classes. Their schedule is quite flexible, with classes in the mornings, evenings, and afternoons. If you're looking at Fairlawn homes for sale, this studio is just minutes away.

  • Falls Yoga and Barre: 3236 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
    Falls Yoga and Barre
    is a welcoming yoga studio near many Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale. Infrared heating panels keep the studio comfortable, and the minimalist atmosphere makes it easy to focus on your practice. 

    If you're new to yoga, try the Warm Slow Flow classes at Falls Yoga and Barre. A mix of gentle, invigorating movements, this class caters to all skill levels. The Vinyasa Express class is a fast-paced, 45-minute class for those on a tight schedule, and the Tone and Flow class is one of the best strength-training sessions around. 

  • Yoga Strong Studios: 5896 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    If you're looking at Canton homes for sale, stop by Yoga Strong Studios while you're in the area. This studio offers many unique classes that more experienced yogis may find appealing. Aerial yoga classes teach you to pose and relax as you soar above the ground. Heated power yoga classes offer a workout sure to challenge your mind and body.

    Yoga Strong Studios offers single classes for $18. Or, you can pay $75 for a 5-pack of classes. Unlimited Members can attend as many classes as they like for $130 a month.

  • The Yoga Place: 6734 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    The Yoga Place
    aims to connect people through peaceful activities. Their classes are designed to improve self-awareness and inner peace. 

    You'll find several types of classes on the schedule at The Yoga Place. Yoga for Athletes is a great choice for runners and cyclists who want to improve strength and flexibility. For relaxation and recovery, try the Gentle Yoga Class. Or, attend a Belly Dance class for a whole new type of fun! After class, stop to look at some North Canton homes for sale.

  • Release Yoga: 880 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44312
    Release Yoga
    has a mantra of "Be Happy, Healthy, and Whole." Their classes are designed to help participants reach this goal. Start your day with a Hot Power yoga class at 5:30 a.m., or finish your day with some Warm Flow yoga at 6:30 p.m.

    You can sign up for Release Yoga's classes online. Drop-in classes are $18, or you can pay $29 and enjoy two weeks of unlimited classes. Monthly memberships are also available. As an added bonus, there are plenty of Akron homes for sale nearby.

Whichever yoga studio you visit, we hope you leave feeling relaxed and balanced. If you're new to the area and still looking for a place to call home, feel free to contact us. We'll help guide you through the home-buying process. 


Indoor Wintertime Fun Around Stark County

Indoor Wintertime Fun - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS

Outdoor recreation is a popular activity in Stark County, but sometimes you want to stay active without bundling up in layers. Fortunately, the area is home to many indoor recreation venues that let you stay comfortable as you skate, swim, bowl, or pursue other activities. Our real estate agents recommend the following indoor destinations for wintertime fun around Stark County.

  1. Sky Zone Belden Village - 4381 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44718
    If you're looking for some indoor fun that lets the whole family get active, head to Sky Zone Belden Village. Located near Canton homes for sale, the entertainment park has a large number of activities to keep everyone happily occupied. Work on your craziest stunts in the Foam Zone, or climb, spin, or practice stunts on aerial silks over a foam pit. You can also make your way across a frustratingly fidgety ladder or zoom down a slide. 

  2. Center Ice Sports Complex - 8319 Port Jackson Ave. NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720
    Center Ice Sports Complex
    is the place to lace up your skates and just have fun or work on perfecting your skills. Reserve an open skate time to enjoy gliding around the rink, and look for a theme night to make your visit even more fun. If you're just getting started, Learn to Skate programs are available for all ages and abilities. Open figure skating time is available for solo practices or to meet with coaches, and a program is offered to help you advance your skills to the next level. Ice time is also available for hockey players to learn skating or stick skills or to practice on their own.

  3. North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center - 5475 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720  
    North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center
    has grown considerably since its start in 1960. It started out as a skating center, which is still there but has new hardwood floors as well as a sound, video, and lighting system. A variety of other activities have been added to turn the venue into an entertainment center, including laser tag, bumper cars, a rock wall, a laser maze, jump-shot basketball, and a large arcade. 

  4. Massillon Recreation Center - 505 Erie St. N, Massillon, Ohio 44646
    Operated by the city, the Massillon Recreation Center has a nice variety of activities. Conveniently located near Massillon homes for sale, it serves as the downtown trailhead for the Ohio & Canal Towpath, a north/south multipurpose trail. Visit the Aquatic Center and have your choice of a lap pool, lazy river, multi-purpose/splash-down pool, and kiddie play area. You can also glide down two 19-foot water slides or spend time in a dry sauna. To get active away from the water, play basketball or volleyball in the gym, or run or walk around the mondo-cushioned indoor track.

  5. Park Centre Lanes - 7313 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    Bowl with friends or family as you get together for some fun, or if you're more serious about bowling, join one of the leagues that play at Park Centre Lanes. For a fun twist on the game, stop by for Glow Bowling, which features over 100 black lights, an outstanding sound system, 40 digital music stations, and an amazing light show to add to the experience.

Contact us if you'd like to sell your home or want to buy a new one. We'll use our experience and knowledge to help you sell your home as quickly as possible and for the most money possible. And if you're looking to buy, we'll show you North Canton homes for sale that meet your criteria.


Stocking Stuffers: Visit These Stark County Candy Shops

Candy Shops - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS

Candy is a stocking stuffer you really can't go wrong with since there's a variety to suit any taste. Stark County is home to many candy shops that sell handcrafted chocolates and other goodies, so why not head out to a local business when you're buying small treats for stockings?
Our real estate agents recommend the following Stark County candy shops when you're ready to stuff your stockings:

  • Ben Heggy Candy Co. - 743 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44702  
    Ben Heggy Candy Co.
    has been supplying customers in Ohio and far beyond with handcrafted candies and chocolates since 1923. Customer favorites include caramels, enhanced by the addition of walnuts, pecans, almonds, or butterscotch. Or choose delicious chocolate creams such as one that includes fresh red raspberry puree cooked and mixed so it's wonderfully creamy before being coated in chocolate. Whether you're stuffing stockings for recipients who love milk chocolate or ones who prefer dark chocolate, you'll have plenty of yummy choices at the shop, located near Canton homes for sale.

  • Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates - 6656 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    The delicious aroma of all the goodies at Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates will make you want to treat yourself while buying some stocking stuffers. Beautifully decorated truffles taste as good as they look. You'll also be tempted by sea salt caramels, buckeyes, and individually wrapped chocolates, including peanut clusters, French mints, English toffee crunch, and milk and dark chocolate marshmallows. The shop, located close to North Canton homes for sale, is also well known for its peppermint bark and turtle pretzel rods, both of which are holiday favorites.

  • Waggoner Chocolates - 1281 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    Growing from a chocolate business that was started in a Canton basement in 1922, Waggoner Chocolates is now a thriving business that serves locals as well as chocolate lovers throughout the country and abroad. The shop uses fresh ingredients to make treats for every sweet tooth. Pick up some of their chocolate-covered marshmallows, sea salt caramels, or traditional chocolates in every variety you could think of. You'll also find creative treats like a real white confection key lime or real dark chocolate blueberry. 

  • Deliciously Different Candies - 136 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 44614 
    Stop by Deliciously Different Candies, located near Canal Fulton homes for sale, for hand-dipped chocolates, made-from-scratch fudge, and other goodies. Buy some European-style truffles in flavors such as White Russian, tiramisu, or strawberry, or pick up a few varieties of old-time favorites such as haystacks, mint patties, or cherry cordials. Deliciously Different Candies is also known for its unique specialties, such as canal mud, Hawaiian snappers, and pecan puddles.

  • Chocolate by Erin - 1314 Erie St. S., Massillon, OH 44654
    Chocolate by Erin has just about every chocolate treat you can think of and many that you probably haven't heard of but will still love. The shop, located just around the corner from Massillon homes for sale, is known for its Handmade Designer Bark, available in over 20 flavors. The dark chocolate cranberry blueberry almond is the most popular, and additional tasty varieties include white chocolate key lime. Peanut butter fudge, homemade marshmallows and peanut brittle also make great stocking stuffers, and you can also add a few interesting treats like Twinkies or potato chips dipped in chocolate.

Ready to find a home in Ohio that you'll love to call home? Contact us to see homes in Stark County around Canton and North Canton, and we'll put our knowledge and experience to work for you! 


Take Your Dog on a Walk in Stark & Summit Counties

Dog-Friendly Parks - Stark & Summit Counties, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS

Walking your dog yields some great benefits for you as well as your pooch, and the activity has its own week October 1-7 to call attention to its advantages. In addition to being good exercise that helps you both keep your weight in check, walking your pup lets you both socialize. It also helps keep Fido from getting bored and engaging in destructive behaviors.

Dog parks are the perfect spot to walk your dog for a bit and then take him off-leash to romp in a safe area. Our real estate agents suggest visiting the following dog parks in Stark and Summit counties during Walk Your Dog Week and beyond.

  • Dick Goddard Dog Park at Ariss Park - 2520 Wise Rd., North Canton, OH 44720
    Located within 80-acre Ariss Park near North Canton homes for sale, Dick Goddard Dog Park has separate areas for large and small dogs. Those over 25 pounds have a 1.3-acre area, and small dogs weighing 25 pounds or less have a half acre of space. You'll also find a nearly two-acre off-leash dog run and water fountains for both of you.

  • Veterans Park Dog Park - 1714 Schneider St. NE, Canton, OH 44721
    Veterans Park Dog Park
    , located just around the corner from Canton homes for sale, has plenty of shade and lush green grass for both you and your dog, making your visit more comfortable. And if Fido gets overheated or dirty, you can even cool him off or clean him up at one of the park's six dog showers open in spring, summer, and fall. Small dogs under 30 pounds have 1.5 acres to play in, and dogs over 30 have 2.5 acres of their own.

  • Akron Dog Park 499 Memorial Parkway, Akron, OH 44310
    Operated by the non-profit group Better Akron Recreation for Canines, Akron Dog Park was founded in 2004. Located near Akron homes for sale, the park has a separate small dog park for pets who weigh 30 pounds or less. It features fenced-in grass/gravel terrain where dogs can run and play, as well as agility obstacles and play equipment so they can have even more fun. Sit on a bench in the shade and watch your dog romp, and take him to cool off at the seasonal doggie drink station as needed.

  • Portage Lakes State Park - 5031 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 
    Portage Lakes State Park
    is a popular destination for sailing, jet skiing, water skiing, and wildlife watching. These activities make the 411-acre park well worth a trip, and if you're a dog owner, it will probably become one of your favorites to visit. It has a dog park that's partially fenced with room for your pooch to frolic, and there's even an unfenced dog swim area to help him cool off or to get more exercise.

  • Keyser Dog Park  - 550 Keyser Pkwy., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
    Earning positive comments on several sites dedicated to helping dog owners find the best parks, Keyser Dog Park gives your pooch plenty of room to romp and play off-leash. The fenced-in park consists of two acres of gentle, rolling space and is conveniently located near Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale. Cool off in the park's shade, and let your dog do the same. A water hydrant is also available.

Contact us if you're in the market for a new home. Our experienced agents can help you find just the right one and will make the transaction as smooth and easy as possible. 


Fall Family Fun Around Stark County

Fall Family Fun - Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS

Fall brings cooler temperatures with a crisp feel to the air, and with the hustle and bustle of school starting back, it's the perfect time to have some family fun on the weekends. Several farms and orchards around Stark county offer loads of activities for the whole family, making them a great place to visit for the day or afternoon.

Our real estate agents recommend checking out the following popular destinations for fall family fun in the area.

  1. Maize Valley - 6193 Edison St. NE, Hartville, OH 44632
    Maize Valley
    is a popular destination for Ohio families seeking fall fun since it offers so much to do. In addition to navigating through an 8-acre corn maze, your family can play trivia with questions hidden throughout the maze. The younger kids can also take an animal train ride, and you can gather the whole family for an old-fashioned wagon ride. Other fun activities include pumpkin cannon demonstrations, a pumpkin jump pad, goat-a-palooza animal area, straw bale mountain, push carts, pedal trikes, Farmagination village, and more. And for a few extra dollars, you can try your luck at finding a sparkling treasure at the gem mine. Maize Valley is just around the corner from Hartville homes for sale.

  2. Kingsway Pumpkin Farm - 1555 Andrews St. NE, Hartville, OH 44632
    If you're looking for a day or afternoon of family-friendly fall fun, head to Kingsway Pumpkin Farm. A general admission ticket gives you access to activities, including the 8-acre corn maze with a butterfly design. You'll also be able to meet farm animals, play in a corn box and straw tunnel, and more. If you're looking for pumpkins to add to your fall decor, take a wagon ride to the patch and pick your pumpkins, which are sold by weight. Make sure to bring your phone or camera along to take photos since you'll find plenty of displays and photo props hand-painted by the owner to create great backdrops.

  3. Nickajack Farms - 2955 Manchester Ave. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666
    Nickajack Farms
    has been holding its Pumpkin Days festival for nearly 20 years, adding more activities and games each year. In addition to a corn maze, other activities include taking wagon rides, interacting with barnyard animals, zooming down a 30-foot slide, shooting paintballs at targets, blasting corn from cannons, bowling with pumpkins, and digging in a corn crib filled with 10,000 pounds of corn. You can also take a wagon ride to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch or choose some gourds and squash. Grab some bundled Indian corn and corn stalks to complete your fall look.

  4. Arrowhead Orchard - 11724 Lisbon St. SE, Paris, OH 44669
    Established in 1932, Arrowhead Orchard has grown from a hand-planted orchard to include plenty of fall activities along with crops. Take the kids to tackle the corn maze or take a walk through beautiful sunflowers. You'll all enjoy unlimited hayrides, which could make for a welcome respite after more active pursuits like slides, a zip line, hay mountain, an apple cannon, an obstacle course, tree climb, and more. You can also pick your own pumpkin or cut your own beautiful sunflower bouquet to take home.

Contact us if you love Stark County as much as we do. For nearly 50 years, we've helped customers find homes in the area and would love to help you find one as well! 


Better Together: Where to Go for Wine and Cheese in Stark County

Wine and Cheese Day - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Has there ever been a more perfect pair than wine and cheese? Our real estate agents don't think so. North Canton's lush fields and semi-rural layout make it one of the best areas for growing grapes in Ohio, and many top-tier wineries have sprung up in response to these conditions. Get your wine and cheese fix at any of these five spots around North Canton and experience a treat you'll never forget. 

  • Maize Valley Winery – 6193 Edison Street NE (St. Rt. 619), Hartville, OH 44632
    Maize Valley Winery is located near our Hartville homes for sale and has been owned and operated by the same family since the 1960s. The establishment produces a wide variety of delectable red and white wines and a few fruit wines made from apples, berries, and other less conventional ingredients. These wines pair perfectly with the Amish meats and cheeses available at their on-site deli.

    If you'd prefer to sample your cheese at their full-service restaurant, you can order their Artichoke Asiago Dip alongside a glass of wine. You can also get your cheese fix from cheese-heavy sandwiches like the Maize Valley Melt, a mouthwatering sandwich made from grilled sourdough bread piled high with ham and provolone.

  • 1875 Winery & Restaurant – 109 State Route 44 Hartville, OH 44632
    Named for the year in which the barn that houses the business was built, the 1875 Winery & Restaurant prides itself on handcrafted, small-batch wines. From the High and Tight dry rose to the Down N Dirty sweet red, there's a wine here to suit everyone's tastes. 

    Sip your wine in their restaurant alongside one of their charcuterie boards, delightful creations made from an assortment of cheese, sausage, crackers, and bruschetta. Boards can be made gluten-free upon request. More adventurous diners can also try the Fried Cheese Skewers, deliciously savory nuggets served with spicy aioli sauce for dipping. 

  • Forever Craft Urban Winery – 2640 Easton Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
    The Forever Craft Urban Winery is proof that you don't need acres of land to make excellent wine. This small establishment offers everything from a classic dry red merlot to Summer Picnic, a sweet strawberry watermelon white shiraz, all made in-house in small batches. Take a seat at the bar and try one or two of their lovingly crafted creations.

    When you're ready to eat, you can order a mouthwatering charcuterie board to nibble on. These boards come in different sizes to serve anywhere from two to 10 people, so you can enjoy yours with a group if you like. Each board comes brimming with an assortment of meats, cheese, fruits, crackers, nuts, and even chocolates for your snacking pleasure.

  • The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard – 1700 55th Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
    The Gervasi Vineyard is a 55-acre estate near our Canton homes for sale serving red and white wines made from grapes harvested right there in the fields. Each of their fresh, crisp wines is carefully crafted to bring out the rich flavors of these delicate fruits.

    At the vineyard's restaurant, The Crush House, you can sample some of these wines while enjoying a premium Italian Meat and Cheese Plate. Those in the mood for something lighter might enjoy their Whipped Lemon Feta Spread on gourmet crackers. For a special treat, try their Provolone Carrozza, an indulgent fried cheese sandwich considered one of the restaurant's specialties. 

  • Dragonfly Winery – 215 Market Street W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    The Dragonfly Winery is a quaint establishment near our Canal Fulton homes for sale, serving various handcrafted drinks and aperitifs. Their selection of artisan wines includes boldly named options like Rivers' Edge, Sunflower Sunset Peach Apricot, and Twisted Teacup. 

    You can choose from several cheese-based dishes for the cheese part of your wine-and-cheese treat. In addition to their Cheese and Cracker Plates and Meat and Cheese Plates, the restaurant also serves delectable cheese dips that are perfect for savoring. Choose from the Blueberry and Goat Cheese Dip, the Honey Apricot Goat Cheese Spread, or the Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread, and enjoy every bite. 

North Canton's delicious wine and cheese options aren't the only thing to love about this place. Contact us today for more information on our North Canton homes for sale and learn how easy it is to settle down in this scenic Ohio area.


Plan a Family Day at the Akron Zoo

Family Day at The Akron Zoo - DeHOFF REALTORS®

The Akron Zoo has been a staple of family fun near Akron homes for sale for decades, with significant expansion since the early 2000s leading to new exhibits, rides for kids, special events, and amenities for visitors to enjoy. Summer is the perfect time to experience a fun, educational family outing to the Akron Zoo, with a busy schedule of special events, summer camps for kids, and many animals to see. Our real estate agents have the key information to help you plan your next family day at the Akron Zoo.

  • Get to Know the Animals
    Did you know that the number of animals under the care of the Akron Zoo has increased by 200 percent over the last 15 years? Today, the zoo is home to a diverse collection of animals from both land and sea. The seven categories of animals living at the zoo include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and even carnivorous plants. There are many rare species to see here, like the Red Panda, Bald Eagle, Sumatran Tiger, Galapagos Tortoise, Giant Pacific Octopus, and South American Sea Nettle, to name just a few.

  • Animal Habitats and Exhibits
    All of the animals at the Akron Zoo are cared for in habitats that mimic what they experience in nature. There are 10 distinct habitats to explore, including the Pride of Africa, Wild Asia, Curious Creatures, Legends of the Wild, Penguin Point, Grizzly Ridge, Komodo Kingdom, and Wild Prairie. Many of the zoo's birds are housed within the large Aviary, while plants and animals can be found within the Lehner Family Zoo Gardens.

  • Unique Experiences at the Akron Zoo
    For families who want a behind-the-scenes look at the Akron Zoo, some great unique experiences are available this summer. The Rise and Shine Safari, offered on mornings from Friday through Monday, is a tour with experienced staff members that allows you to explore the zoo before it opens to the public. You'll learn all about the habitats, discover how the animals are cared for, and participate in unique, interactive experiences with the animals.

    The Get Closer Experience is another great option for an up-close experience with creatures like the Galapagos Turtle, goats, and Animal Ambassadors. Get Closer Experiences also include one-on-one time with a zookeeper. All experiences must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance, so plan ahead.

  • Special Events and Camps for Summer Fun
    Summer is a busy time for special events at the zoo, with events for families and some events for adults 21 and older. Popular events include Princess & Pirate Day, Members' Nights, Summer Safari, and Paws & Reflect: Yoga for Conservation. Kids aged 6 through 16 can also be enrolled in the summer ZooCamp, where they'll learn about the zoo, the habitats, and the animals living there through fun, hands-on experiences.

  • Tickets, Parking, and What to Know Before You Visit
    The Akron Zoo is open daily April 1 through October 31 from 10:00 am through 5:00 pm, with limited hours in the winter. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $11 for kids, with online purchasing available. Parking costs $5 per vehicle when purchased on-site or $3 if you purchase parking online before visiting.

When you're ready to buy or sell your next home near the great family attractions of Akron, our team is here to help. Contact us for assistance with all of your real estate needs in the Akron area.


Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Fourth of July Celebrations - North Canton-Akron, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Can you believe that the Fourth of July is already around the corner? As always, Ohio communities will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate this special day with community events that the whole family can enjoy. Both Akron and North Canton have some holiday events that you won't want to miss. Our real estate agents have all of the details on where to celebrate the Fourth of July in your favorite Ohio communities.

  • North Canton Jaycees July Fourth Parade – 605 Fair Oaks Ave. SW., North Canton, OH 44720
    The North Canton Jaycees July Fourth Parade is always a local favorite near North Canton homes for sale, providing the perfect event to kick off your celebration of the big day. You can see the parade on 7th Street, Main, and Harmon starting at 10:30 AM, or catch the end of the parade at North Canton Middle School at the address listed above. The parade features a wide variety of entertainment, from classic cars to dance teams, with an easy sign-up process if you'd like to join the parade with your own local group.

  • North Canton YMCA July 4th Race – 200 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    Perhaps you'd like to fit in a great workout before digging into all of the goodies at a Fourth of July barbecue and have a great time in the process. This year marks the 44th annual edition of the North Canton YMCA July 4th Race, featuring four great races packed into one morning. The fun starts with the 100-yard Firecracker Dash for young children, followed by the 2-mile run for all ages. The 5-mile wheelchair and 5-mile races kick start shortly after, with routes that wind through North Canton.

  • Akron RubberDucks – 300 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308
    Summer and baseball go hand-in-hand, so why not celebrate the Fourth of July with a trip to the ballpark? The Akron RubberDucks provide affordable family entertainment near Akron homes for sale all summer long, and the Fourth of July is always one of the biggest nights of the season. Start things off by watching the RubberDucks go toe to toe with the Altoona Curve, and be sure to stick around after the game. Once the final pitch has been thrown, the biggest fireworks show of the year will light up the sky above Canal Park.

  • Rib, White and Blue Festival – 200 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308
    Start your celebration early with a trip to the Rib, White and Blue Festival in downtown Akron, which kicks off on Friday, July 1 and runs straight through the Fourth of July. Each day of the festival runs from morning through late evening, with great food, live entertainment, and free admission. Each night is highlighted by a free, live concert with tribute bands playing the hits from some of your favorite classic rock artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Queen, and Journey.

  • Akron Fireworks – 200 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308
    Want to see fireworks but can't make it out to the RubberDucks game? The Akron Fireworks show will be held at the same location as the Rib, White and Blue Festival, starting at 9:45 PM on the Fourth of July. Stake out your spot early for the best views, and get ready for a spectacular show.

When you're ready to buy or sell your next home in these great communities, our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the North Canton and Akron areas.


6 Places for Chocolate Ice Cream June 7th

Chocolate Ice Cream - Stark & Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is June 7th, and for those of us with a sweet tooth, we can't wait! There are so many wonderful places to grab a delicious cone, sundae, or milkshake in Stark and Summit counties that it's impossible to choose just one. Instead, our real estate agents have put together a list of six favorites.

  1. Almost Heaven Ice Cream — 6590 Middlebranch Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44721
    With award-winning chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream, this lovely little shop near Canton homes for sale is a must-visit. Almost Heaven Ice Cream features more than two dozen ice cream flavors along with sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, and so much more. If you want something extra special, order one of their dippy twisters, made with either dairy-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt vanilla mixed with your choice of delicious fruit.

  2. Handel's Homemade Ice Cream — 2191 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720 / 7212 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    Baskin Robbins stands aside because your 32 flavors are nothing compared to Handel's Homemade Ice Cream. This popular shop near North Canton homes for sale has been around since 1945 and features more than 100 ice cream flavors, which means there's always something for every person to enjoy. Their high level of quality began with Alice Handel's homemade ice cream that she made using fresh fruit from her backyard garden, and that commitment continues to this day.

  3. Cherry Street Creamery — 136 Cherry St. W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    The family-owned Cherry Street Creamery has tons of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, sweet treats, and various food items. Every Monday, they kick off the week by posting a special, freshly made "mustard" flavor on their Facebook page. This wonderful shop near many Canal Fulton homes for sale is open from mid-March to October each year, so be sure to get down there when you get a chance and enjoy one of their tasty offerings while you can.

  4. Mak's Munchies N More — 7232 Portage St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646
    This deli and ice cream shop close to Massillon homes for sale is the perfect place for family and friends to find everything they need for a wonderful lunch or quick snack. In addition to several different flavors of ice cream - including chocolate, of course - you'll find grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and many other wonderful treats. Stop by Mak's Munchies N More for a quick bite, and you'll want to return time and time again.

  5. Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream — 68 W. State St., Barberton, OH 44203
    Although it's only been around for a little over 10 years, Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream has made a huge impact in the area. In addition to chocolate, chewy chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, and mint chocolate chip, you'll find a variety of ice cream flavors, including their Superman special, a blend of lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry. Pick up a pizza and ice cream for a perfect lunch or dinner.

  6. Taggart's Ice Cream — 1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703
    It's hard to believe that this Canton landmark has been around since 1926, but ask any resident and they probably have a story about visiting there as a youngster. Taggart's Ice Cream features wrought-iron ice cream parlor chairs, high-backed booths, and wood/tile floors that harken back to the classic soda fountain days. Not only will you get a taste of nostalgia, but you can dig into burgers, hot dogs, soups, chicken strips, and several other food favorites.

Contact us to view homes for sale in Stark and Summit counties. We can help you find your new dream home!


5 Stark County Parks for a Family Bike Ride

Family Bike Ride - Stark County Parks, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

As the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to head out on a family bike ride. Stark County has plenty of excellent parks with trails that cover forested areas, urban locations, and suburban sites.

Our real estate agents recommend the following trails in Stark County when you're ready to spend part of your day taking a family bike ride in area parks.

  • Quail Hollow Park - 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville, OH 44632
    Quail Hollow Park has over 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, and wooded areas, plus a 40-room house that's available for tours when you're ready to take a break from biking. Located near Hartville homes for sale, it's a popular destination for mountain bikers since it has a 3.3-mile mountain bike loop trail that's suitable for beginning or intermediate riders. It's a nicely wooded trail with very little slope or rocks and is marked with arrows to show you which direction to go.

  • Stark Electric Railway Trail - Mahoning Road NE, Canton, OH 44705
    If you'd like a ride on an urban trail, head to the Stark Electric Railway Trail, which follows the route of the former rail line of the same name. The line ran from 1902 to 1939, linking Canton and Salem via Louisville, Alliance, and Sebring before closing due to the growing popularity of buses, which were cheaper to operate. The trail, which is located near Canton homes for sale, is a little over one mile in length and is lined with ginkgo, honey locust, and other varieties of trees.

  • Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park - 7975 Erie Ave. NW, Canal Fulton 44614
    With 14 trailheads, the Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park, located just around the corner from Canal Fulton homes for sale, has plenty of spots where you can start a family bike ride. The entire trail is 26 miles long and is on flat terrain, with trees providing plenty of shade. The trail follows the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal, and you'll be able to still see the canal bed visible in many areas. If you bike in the Canal Fulton area, you'll find that the canal has been preserved, and you can ride a replica canal boat during the spring and summer.

  • Pioneer Trail - 2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709 
    Pioneer Trail
    is a short 1.34-mile route that connects Market Avenue to Cleveland Avenue near Canton homes for sale. It has several inclines and declines, as well as a surface of crushed limestone. Part of the trail takes you through Harvard Park and its grassy fields and then Weis Park, which has volleyball and shuffleboard courts if you'd like to take time out to play.

  • Hoover Trail - Hoover Community Recreational Complex, 1325 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720
    A suburban trail that's almost 5.5 miles long and situated near North Canton homes for sale, Hoover Trail connects Washington Square, Walsh University's Hoover Park, North Canton's baseball fields, Hoover High School, and the Hoover District. It's part of the planned Ohio to Erie Trail, a route intended to span from Cleveland to Cincinnati. You may be able to spot wildlife such as hawks and other types of birds, foxes, groundhogs, and more. You'll also see wildflower and berry bushes along the way. One of the trail's interesting features is a bridge for biking and walking that spans over the Old 3C Highway.

Contact us if you'd like to see homes for sale in Stark County. Many are close to beautiful parks and trails, and we'd love to help you find the best one for you. 


Healthy Lunch Stops Around North Canton

Healthy Lunch Stops - North Canton, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

If you're treating yourself to lunch out, don't just grab something unhealthy from the drive-thru at a chain restaurant. Take time to refuel at one of North Canton's many eateries that put their own delicious spin on healthy lunches. You'll have plenty of menu options to choose from and will be able to have a healthy, relaxing break before moving on to the rest of your day.

Our real estate agents suggest eating at the following healthy lunch stops around North Canton.

  • BAM! Healthy Cuisine - 2185 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44718 and 7160 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    BAM! Healthy Cuisine
    aims to combine nutritious with delicious by making everything served as fresh as possible. The lettuce, for example, is grown in Ohio and cut by hand. Nothing is from a bag, and tortillas are made in-house. The restaurant has the salads and power bowls that you might expect to see on a healthy menu, but you'll also find pizza, wraps, and sandwiches that taste great while being made with healthy ingredients. And if you're in the mood for something sweet, grab a guilt-free treat from the cooler.

  • Thatsa Wrapp Shack - 7944 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    Thatsa Wrapp Shack specializes in inventive wraps and salads prepared fresh in-house daily. They're also known for their specialty housemade chips and desserts. Try the Cherry Almond Wrapp, loaded with grilled chicken, mozzarella, lettuce, red onion, dried cherries, almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette. Or, if you're in the mood for a salad, go for the To The Chopper, which has garbanzo beans, cucumber, red onion, feta, tomato, red pepper, and lemon caper dressing. And if you're a vegetarian, you'll also find several meatless options on the menu.

  • Aladdin's Eatery - 6698 Strip Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    At Aladdin's Eatery, Lebanese-American foods take center stage. This cuisine, in addition to being flavorful, is quite healthy. Staples of Lebanese food include olive oil, nuts, vegetables, and lean meats, and instead of heavy, unhealthy sauces, herbs and spices are used to enhance the flavor of food. Dishes are free from sulfites and preservatives and fit in well with several different eating plans. Over 40 dishes are vegetarian, 30 are vegan, and 40 are gluten-free, so if you have specific dietary needs, you'll have plenty of dishes to choose from. Start with a delicious appetizer like falafel or hummus before selecting an entree like pita pizzas. And don't forget to treat yourself to a refreshing option from a variety of healthy smoothies, raw juices, and natural herbal teas.

  • Twisted Citrus - 1649 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    You'll be able to enjoy breakfast and lunch dishes on the menu at Twisted Citrus, a colorfully decorated daytime eatery that, true to its name, serves dishes with a twist. Try a Southwest BBQ Salad for lunch, with your choice of grilled chicken or fried veggie nuggets diced and tossed in BBQ sauce. It's served over a tasty bed of iceberg mix, red peppers, tomatoes, fire-roasted corn, black beans, and diced avocado and topped with the restaurant's housemade jalapeno vinaigrette. You can also build your own chicken sandwich or burger, including a Beyond Burger that's vegan and plant-based.

If you're ready to start looking at North Canton homes for sale, contact us today. Our agents have years of experience and are dedicated to making your real estate transaction a smooth one. 


Say Yes to the Dress Around Stark and Summit Counties

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Planning a wedding is both exciting and a big undertaking. If you're waiting for the perfect time to get started, then we have some good news. March 1 is National Wedding Planning Day! This is a great opportunity to start wedding dress shopping if you're newly engaged. Our real estate agents have some awesome bridal shops to recommend around Stark and Summit counties. 

  • Abbot's Bridal: 1280 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    If you're looking at North Canton homes for sale, then Abbot's Bridal is a convenient place to stop while you're in the area. They are a full-service bridal boutique, offering dresses from several designers, along with alteration services. Shoppers can find dresses in a wide range of prices as well as sizes. Abbot's Bridal requires appointments on Saturdays. They're open for walk-ins on Monday - Friday, although appointments are still recommended for the best service.

  • Elyse's Boutique Bridal & Prom: 767 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319
    Elyse's Boutique Bridal & Prom is a good place to start your dress search if you're looking at Akron homes for sale. They offer a wide range of gowns for immediate purchase, so you don't need to wait months for a dress to be custom-made. They carry sizes 0-18 in-store. Designers include DaVinci Bridal, Mary's Bridal, and Richard Designs. Elyse's Boutique often has discounted sample dresses available, too. They're open Monday - Saturday, and you must schedule an appointment beforehand. 

  • The Flawless Bride: 90 Shiawassee Ave., Fairlawn, OH 44333
    The Flawless Bride is a plus-size bridal boutique offering sizes 16-32+. Many Fairlawn homes for sale are just minutes away, making this a convenient place to stop. Their consultants will help you find a dress that helps you feel beautiful, confident, and 100% yourself. Consultations last about an hour and are available by appointment only. At The Flawless Bride, consultants can also help you find the perfect shoes and accessories. All dresses are made to order and can take 4-6 months to ship from the designer, so plan ahead. 

  • KR Bridal and Tailoring: 2044 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
    KR Bridal and Tailoring 
    is a modern bridal boutique that also carries mother of the bride dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and less-traditional wedding dresses. If you're looking for something edgy, Bohemian, or truly contemporary, this is the place to go. You can book a Bridal Consultation Appointment online at KR Bridal's website. They offer gowns at a wide range of price points and also in-house alterations. Make sure you stop to look at some Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale when you're in the area, too.

  • David's Bridal: 3265 W. Market St., Suite 296B, Fairlawn, OH 44333
    David's Bridal is a bridal store located on the first floor of the Summit Mall. With various locations across the country, they can offer a wide selection of bridal and bridesmaid dresses at affordable prices. They do alterations in-house, and they have a good selection of cocktail-style and shorter wedding dresses. David's Bridal does allow walk-ins to browse the dress and accessory options, but if you want to try on dresses, you'll need to book an appointment ahead of time. 

You may not get all of your wedding dress shopping done on National Wedding Planning Day, but you can still get out there and get started. Visit some of the shops above, and get a better idea of what you're looking for in a dress. Should you happen to be looking for a home in the area, too, contact us to learn more about our services.


North Canton: Savor a Glass of Vino Feb. 18

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Since ancient times, wine has been a significant element in religious and social traditions for cultures around the world. Join our real estate agents in celebrating National Drink Wine Day on Friday, February 18 with a toast at one of these popular wine bars near North Canton homes for sale

  • Vinoteca Wine Bar - 4921 Hills and Dales Rd., Canton, OH 44708
    Vinoteca Wine Bar
     is just down the street from Canton homes for sale, but the sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance is truly a result of global influence. Husband-and-wife owners Sash and Rekha Parbhoo are from Johannesburg, South Africa, and Birmingham, England, respectively. On most nights, Sash and Rekha themselves will make recommendations and pour samples for you. Vinoteca has no on-site kitchen, but deliveries from neighboring restaurants are welcome. Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, noon - 9:30 p.m. Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • The Crush House - 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, OH 44721
    No need to trek out to the countryside to visit a first-rate winery. The Crush House is part of Gervasi Vineyard, a stunning 55-acre winery resort only 10 minutes from downtown Canton. Located in a contemporary industrial-chic building, The Crush House is an award-winning wine bar where you can sample, drink, and take home Gervasi products. As if that wasn't enough, The Crush House serves a full menu of Italian-influenced cuisine such as crostatas, goat cheese ravioli, and grilled chicken piadas. The Crush House is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Grapes in a Glass - 575 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44702
    With a name like Grapes in a Glass, you know exactly what to expect at this upscale wine bar. Sommeliers hand-select the more than 70 wines offered by the glass or in wine flights, so you can indulge in your favorite or try a new variety. The menu of small plates, such as charcuterie boards and shrimp tacos, makes the perfect accompaniment. Test your performing chops on Thursday open mic nights, or sit back and enjoy the live music on weekends. Bring Fido along for a visit on the outdoor patio. Hours are 4 - 10 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday. 

  • Huth & Harris Wine Merchants - 427 Tuscarawas St. E., Canton, OH 44702
    Planning a date night or celebration? The elegance and first-class service at Huth & Harris Wine Merchants make every event a special one. H2 provides a fine dining menu to go with their outstanding selection of wine. Make the night complete by purchasing a bottle of your favorite to take home. Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and reservations are required.
  • The Barrel Room - 7901 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    In 2012, Keri Sullivan made some extra money picking up one shift a week as a server at The Barrel Room. By 2014, Keri had grown to love the place so much that she joined a partnership to buy it, becoming sole owner the following year. While wine is still the main focus, Keri has expanded the offerings to include craft beer and high-end spirits. Food includes a menu of light snacks along with a rotating line-up of food trucks. Hours are 4 - 11 p.m. Tuesday, 4 p.m. - midnight Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. - 1 a.m. Friday, and 4 p.m. - 1 a.m. Saturday.

Ready to celebrate buying or selling a home in North Canton? Contact us at DeHOFF REALTORS® to learn more.


Visit These Music Shops Around North Canton and Akron

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Are you into music? Whether your child is learning to play a musical instrument, you're a dedicated musician yourself, or you simply love to listen, North Canton has a nice variety of music shops you'll want to visit.

Our real estate agents recommend the following music shops around North Canton.

Stark County

  • Pellegrino Music & Lesson Center - 5040 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    Located in the Belden Village area near North Canton homes for sale, Pellegrino Music & Lesson Center has served the area's music needs for 51 years. The family-owned and operated business offers nearly everything related to music, including the sale and rental of music instruments, music lessons, sheet music, and sound system design and installation. The shop also repairs musical instruments and prides itself on top-level quality and service.

  • Gattuso's Music & More - 1300 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44714
    Gattuso's Music & More
    has earned a loyal following after 80 years in business, providing high-quality new, used, and vintage musical gear as well as rentals. They'll meet or beat any price, and since the store is staffed by knowledgeable musicians, you'll get the help and advice you need. And if your band needs some online exposure, the store has a stage available for live streaming. They'll handle the tech, so you need only provide the show.

  • The Music Farm - 4900 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44718  
    The Music Farm
    is an interesting name for a store, and it's meant to reflect the shop's mission of helping customers grow their passion for music. Order online if you'd like, or come into the store, located just around the corner from Canton homes for sale, and choose from a wide variety of products ranging from vintage folk instruments to new professional audio equipment. With over 80 years of combined experience, their helpful staff will ensure you get the right instrument.

Summit County

  • Time Traveler Records - 118 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303
    Despite competition from internet stores, online auction sites, and streaming services, Time Traveler Records in downtown Akron has continued to survive and even thrive. In fact, it's one of the oldest original record stores in the country and has grown to attract customers from throughout the U.S. If vinyl's your thing, you'll find a massive amount of used as well as new. If you love CDs, you'll be able to choose from thousands of new, used, vintage, rare, and out-of-print discs.

  • Replay Music - 636 Canton Rd., Akron, OH 44312
    Replay Music
    is a popular destination if you're looking to find musical instruments and accessories as well as lighting and PA systems. You can also take vocal and instrumental lessons through the shop and even start training to become a recording engineer. Primetime Studio, Replay Music's recording studio, is professionally designed and acoustically tuned and is conveniently located next door to the store and just around the corner from Akron homes for sale

  • A Max Music - 1084 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, OH 44310  
    A fixture in the Akron business and music community for 75 years, A Max Music has musical instruments and equipment of all kinds. New and used products are available, and they're backed by a free warranty. If you need help, many staff members have degrees in music and/or professional music and sound experience. In addition to more commonly found instruments, the shop also has ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, and harps for sale. 

Contact us if you're ready to buy or sell real estate. Our experienced and knowledgeable agents are happy to help you have a smooth transaction. 


Pumpkin Pie is Perfect for December Too

Pumpkin Pie Around Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Pumpkin pie may be a Thanksgiving staple, but there's no reason you can't enjoy this treat in December as well. In fact, December 25th (yes, you read that right) is National Pumpkin Pie Day. Why not celebrate it with a slice? There are many bakeries and restaurants serving delicious pumpkin pies in the area around North Canton and Akron. Our real estate agents have tracked down the best places to get one of these pies during December. 

  • Gardner Pie - 191 Logan Pkwy., Akron, OH 44319 
    Gardner Pie
    is a quaint Akron bakeshop that serves hundreds of pies a day to residents of Summit County. They offer pumpkin pie as part of their seasonal lineup throughout December, including a tiny 6-inch pie meant to be shared by just two people. Since pie is their specialty, you know it'll be a treat worthy of a spot on the table during any gathering you host this month — maybe even your Christmas dinner!

  • The West Side Bakery - 2303 W. Market St., Akron, OH 443119 
    West Side Bakery
    has been in business since 1995, and they've been declared Best Local Bakery by Akron Life Magazine more than a dozen times in those 26 years. That impressive track record tells you everything you need to know about the quality of their goods. They may be better known for their cakes (including gorgeously frosted wedding cakes), but they also have pumpkin pie available to order all year round.

  • Sweet Mary's Bakery - 76 E. Mill St., Akron, Ohio 44308 
    Sweet Mary's
    is a self-described micro-bakery, which means they operate a little differently than most of the shops on this list. Each of their baked items is handmade fresh each day in small batches. This gives their baked goods an incomparable taste and texture that sets them apart from the competition. Their buttery, flaky deep-dish pumpkin pie is available in both 6-inch and 9-inch sizes and can feed up to eight people. It can also be made with a gluten-free crust upon customer request. 

  • Grinders Above and Beyond - 1671 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720 
    Unlike most of the locations on this list, Grinders is not just a bakery but a full-service restaurant. The main dishes on their menu are their hearty sandwiches and wraps, but you can also order a few classic dinner items like strip steak, grilled salmon, and spaghetti with meatballs. They also offer a rotating selection of pie slices as part of their dessert menu. Pumpkin pie is part of this rotation, but since it isn't available every day, it may be best to call ahead and check if the restaurant is currently serving it before you head out for your meal.  

  • Studio Bakery - 4339 Dressler Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44718
    Studio Bakery
    is a popular destination for baked goods in North Canton. With many years' worth of happy customers singing their praises, this shop proudly serves cakes, macarons, frosted cookies, biscotti, and of course, pie. Their pumpkin pie is available in 5-inch or 8-inch sizes, allowing you to easily control portion sizes if you want to (we won't judge you if you don't).

  • North Canton Farmer's Market - 1447 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720 
    Open from 3 to 7 pm every Wednesday, the North Canton Farmer's Market is a great place to find all of the items on your holiday shopping list — pumpkin pie included. This market's vendors sell fresh seasonal produce from local farmers as well as products from local artisans, such as preserves, hot sauce, handcrafted candles, and even homemade dog treats. Several bakers with shops in the area around North Canton sell their wares here, so you'll have plenty of selection available when choosing your delectable pie.  

There's no such thing as a bad time for the mellow, slightly spicy sweetness of pumpkin pie. With such a vibrant culinary scene near our Akron homes for sale and North Canton homes for sale, you'll always have somewhere to go to get the latest tasty treat you're craving. Contact us today to arrange a viewing of any of our properties in this region or any of our other service areas around Ohio.


Celebrate World Pasta Day Around Stark County

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Our real estate agents never need an excuse to enjoy a delicious bowl of pasta — but just in case you do, you'll be glad to know that World Pasta Day is coming soon. That's right — there's an entire day dedicated to this amazing comfort food! 

One of the best things about pasta is that there are so many different ways to prepare it. This means you could order a pasta dish every time you go out to eat and never get bored. Whether you've just moved into one of the beautiful North Canton homes for sale or you're a long-time resident, now is a great time to visit one (or more!) of the area's best Italian restaurants. Here are a few we recommend.

  • Luca Downtown: 228 4th St. NW, Canton, OH 44702
    Well-known for offering 10 years of award-winning dining, Luca Downtown is now under new management. Don't worry, though, you'll find all the old favorites here as well as a few amazing surprises.

    This upscale restaurant and bar is located in the heart of downtown. They pride themselves on using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients and you can definitely taste the difference. You'll love the beautiful Tuscan-inspired dining room and the incredible menu that features a variety of handmade pasta dishes. 
  • Palombo's Italian Restaurant: 4100 Portage St. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    A true neighborhood dining spot, Palombo's Italian Restaurant is a quaint, family-run restaurant that's housed in a cozy old home. They serve classic Italian meals and have a lovely deck where you can enjoy outdoor dining when the weather is warm. You'll find all the traditional pasta dishes on their menu including lasagna, chicken cannelloni, fettuccini alfredo, baked ziti, and more. 
  • Contessa's Italian Pizzeria: 6630 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    If you're looking for a relaxed, easygoing restaurant, you can't go wrong with a visit to Contessa's Italian Pizzeria. They have a wide selection of pasta dinners on their menu and also offer a $7 VIP lunch menu. It includes baked mac & cheese, pasta penne, baked four-cheese spaghetti, and more.

    If you like things spicy, try their Angry Pasta — it's made with angel hair pasta topped with Cajun chicken and a melody of peppers and mushrooms. 
  • Tozzi's on 12th: 4210 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44708
    Family-run Tozzi's on 12th blends old-world Italian family recipes with a modern culinary style. Every meal here is truly an experience. If you've been thinking about buying one of the beautiful Canton homes for sale, this restaurant is sure to become one of your favorites.

    Their menu includes all of the classic pasta dishes. All of them are served with Mama Tozzi's house-made red sauce.
  • That Little Italian Kitchen: 5730 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    The space may be small, but That Little Italian Kitchen serves up meals with big taste! The menu features classic pasta dishes that can be served with marinara, butter/garlic, or alfredo sauce. They also have homemade lasagna and shrimp tortellini with alfredo sauce.

    If you really want a meal to remember, try the baked mostaccioli made with fresh ground beef, fresh mushrooms, spices, and your choice of pasta. The dish is topped with cheese, baked, and served to you fresh out of the oven. 

The excellent selection of restaurants is just one of the many things to love about living in Stark County. If you're looking for your dream home here, our team can help. Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started. 


Take a Kayaking Adventure Around Stark and Summit Counties

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Since Stark and Summit counties in Northeast Ohio have many beautiful rivers, lakes, and other waterways, kayaking is a popular pastime in the area. Whether you prefer calm or swifter waters, you'll have your choice of many locations where you can get your kayak in the water or rent one to use. Our real estate agents suggest visiting the following locations to get started on your kayaking adventure.

Stark County

  • Trailhead Canoe Livery - 135 Lake Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44647  
    For a relatively tame adventure, explore a calm, scenic stretch of the Tuscarawas River via kayak (or canoe) at Trailhead Canoe Livery near Massillon homes for sale. Choose from a shorter 3-mile trip that's a good choice if you have young kids, or pick a 6-mile journey for an adventure that lasts over 2 hours. Some pedal/paddle trips are also offered if you'd prefer to rent a bike to reach the launch area, where you'll then embark on your kayaking trip.

  • Canal Fulton Canoe Livery & Campground - 219 Cherry St. W. #1066, Canal Fulton, OH 44614  
    Located between the Muskingum Trail and The Ohio Erie Canalway Towpath, Canal Fulton Livery & Campground offers a variety of outdoor experiences, including kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and camping. Take a trip down the Tuscarawas River near Canal Fulton homes for sale, and you're likely to see some of the abundant wildlife that makes its home along the river's shores. You might spot deer, blue herons, owls, bald eagles, turtles, or other wildlife inhabitants.

  • Sippo Lake Park - 5300 Tyner St. NW, Canton, OH 44708   
    Rent single and double kayaks at the marina at the Sippo Lake Park marina, which is located near Canton homes for sale on the lake's eastern shore. It's easy to spend an entire day at the park, which also has hiking trails that line the shoreline and take you through wetlands and forests. And if you'd like to fish, the marina makes it convenient by selling live bait and tackle from May through October.

Summit County

  • Burning River Adventures - 2025 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
    Burning River Adventures, which is conveniently located close to Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale, offers self-guided and guided kayaking trips on the Cuyahoga River. A 1-hour trip that covers 2 miles is perfect for young or first-time kayakers, while a mid-level trip offers more adventure as it takes about 2 hours and covers 4.5 miles. It has two swift-moving water areas, but they're easy to navigate. A longer 6.5-mile, 3-hour trip takes you through the same swift water areas.

  • Killinit Kayaks - 3803 ½ State St., Akron, OH 44319  
    Located near Akron homes for sale, Killinit Kayaks rents kayaks, paddles, and life vests for a reasonable rate per hour. They're available for any of Akron's string of eight Portage Lakes, and they'll lead you to any of the lakes for drop-off and return of the kayaks. And if you happen to live on one of the lakes, Killinit kayaks will deliver.

  • Cuyahoga Valley Adventures - 1570 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron, OH 44313 
    You can rent a kayak, life jacket, and paddle at Cuyahoga Valley Adventures before heading out to a section of the Cuyahoga River or one of the area's many lakes, ponds, or other waterways. Tours are also offered on local lakes, so you can choose from one that has no rapids or one that has Class II rapids. 

Contact us to learn more about the abundant natural beauty and recreational opportunities in Stark and Summit counties and to see North Canton homes for sale as well as other homes for sale in the area.


Order Wings at These 6 Stark County Restaurants

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Spicy wings, cool people, and a hot summer day – what could be better? The restaurants, bars, and pizza shops of Stark County are known for serving some of the best wings that you'll find anywhere, with flavors to suit every taste. With National Wing Day coming up on July 29, now is the perfect time to find a new favorite place for wings. Our real estate agents have you covered, with our guide to six great places to order wings in Stark County.

  1. Harmon's Pub – 2329 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, OH 44708
    With great appetizers, affordable, delicious wings, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, Harmon's Pub is the ideal place to enjoy a wing night close to Canton homes for sale. There are 18 different flavors of wings available here, from the savory garlic & parmesan to the ultra-spicy Pappy Red. Harmon's Pub also offers "sinless" wings made with grilled chicken, perfect for when you're in the mood for a healthy option.

  2. 3 Brothers Corner Tavern – 7192 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    If you're craving wings, 3 Brothers has you covered with its 3B Famous Wings. Choose either bone-in or boneless and top them with your favorite sauce. Go mild with BBQ or Garlic Parmesan, or kick up the heat with Dry Rub Cajun. Dine in on Saturday or Sunday for 53 Cent Weekend Wings.

  3. Bison Street Burgers & Brews – 1409 Bison Ave. NW., Massillon, OH 44647
    A beautiful indoor seating area and expansive patio seating make Bison Street Burgers & Brews a local favorite for summer dining near Massillon homes for sale. And the food is even better than the scenery! Stop by during lunch hours to enjoy daily specials and perfect weather for patio dining.

  4. The Basement – 6976 Whipple Ave. NW., North Canton, OH 44720
    A local sports bar chain that mixes wings, live entertainment, and tons of TVs for enjoying the biggest sporting events, The Basement is an excellent place to celebrate National Wing Day with a convenient location near North Canton homes for sale. If you're planning a night out with friends, this is a fun place to visit. There are tons of specials available nearly every day on an extensive selection of wings, appetizers, pizza, and so much more.

  5. Winking Lizard Tavern – 2175 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720
    At Winking Lizard Tavern, you can order your Lizard Wings sweet and mild or turn up the heat with sauces like Fire in the Hole, Magma, and 911. You'll definitely want to wash down your Traditional, Boneless, or Skinny Dippers wings with a drink from the draft list. We're partial to Fat Heads Bumble Berry or Great Lakes Crushworthy Citrus Wheat.

  6. Bubba's 33 – 4721 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    Can't decide on which flavor to order? That's no problem when you visit Bubba's 33, which offers eight flavorful sauces and two dry rub seasonings to suit every taste. Try something extra-spicy like Habanero Heat, or something sweet and smoky like Raspberry Chipotle wings. Everything on the menu is made from scratch daily, and the restaurant has a fun, family-friendly atmosphere that's perfect for celebrating National Wing Day with every member of the family.

Fabulous food is never far from your front door when you live in Stark County, and our team would love to help you find your next home in the area. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Stark County, OH area.


Where to Scoop Up Your Favorite Ice Cream Around North Canton

Ice Cream Shops - North Canton, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

July is Ice Cream Month! This seems rather fitting, being that July is one of the hottest months of the year. Eating an ice cream cone or sipping on a delicious shake is a wonderful way to beat the heat. Here are some of the top places our real estate agents recommend stopping for ice cream in the North Canton area.

  • Handel's Homemade Ice Cream: 219 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720 and 7212 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
    originated in Youngstown Ohio in 1945, and they have since opened other locations, including this location near North Canton homes for sale. They always use the best ingredients and aim to make their customers smile. 

    Handel's has more than 50 flavors. They're also known for their Handel Pops, which are scoops of their ice cream, on a stick, dipped into gourmet chocolate. Handel's Hurricanes, which are vanilla ice cream blended with various chopped candies, are also popular.

  • Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor: 1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703
    Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor
    is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor located near many Canton homes for sale. They still have high-backed chairs and an antique soda machine, which makes you feel like you're stepping back in time when you visit.

    Taggart's ice cream is made in-house using fresh cream and other high-quality ingredients. In addition to all the classic flavors, they offer some unique options like Butterfinger and White House. If you're really in the mood for something special, try one of their sundaes or a banana split. You can always grab another pint, quart, or half-gallon of ice cream to take home.

  • Pav's Creamery: 708 S. Main St., Canton, OH 44720
    Pav's Creamery is a retro ice cream parlor in the building that once housed the historic Isley's Ice cream. Pav's takes pride in their unique flavor options, which are always changing. You can see the latest featured flavors on the website. Favorite year-round flavors include Blueberry Cheesecake and Death by Peanut Butter.

    Pav's has both indoor and outdoor seating areas. In addition to ice cream, they also serve adult milkshakes—like the Double Irish Trouble, a blend of chocolate ice cream, Guinness, Irish Cream, and chocolate sauce.

  • Cherry Street Creamery: 136 Cherry St. W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    If you're looking at Canal Fulton homes for sale, stop by Cherry Street Creamery for a cone or shake. This is a small ice cream shop where you order at the window and enjoy your ice cream outside at a picnic table.

    Cherry Street Creamery is known for their milkshakes, and they often have buy-one, get-one deals. They also serve burgers, fries, and other sandwiches if you're in the mood for a quick lunch or dinner.

  • New Baltimore Homemade Ice Cream: 14738 Ravenna Ave., NE, Hartville, OH 44601
    This family-run ice cream shop is near many Hartville homes for sale. In addition to all the classic flavors, they also offer ice cream sandwiches and a great selection of sundaes. The Nuthouse Sundae, made with caramel and salted mixed nuts, is a fan favorite.

    New Baltimore Homemade Ice Cream has no-sugar-added options, and they even make some frozen yogurt. Flavors are always changing, and dedicated fans know to watch the menu for their favorites to pop up.

You have 31 days to celebrate Ice Cream Month at one of these ice cream shops, and of course, you can visit more than once! If you're thinking of moving to the North Canton area, you'll need a real estate agent to guide your home search. Contact us; we're here to help.


Looking for Farm-Fresh Produce? Visit These 5 Places in Stark County

Farm-Fresh Produce - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

When you buy produce, you typically don't know much about how it's grown or how many miles it traveled before it reaches you. This means it won't be as fresh, tasty, or nutrient-dense as it could be. Buying farm-fresh produce, on the other hand, means you know where your food comes from and can get specific information about how it was grown. It will be delicious, colorful, and full of important nutrients, and as an added bonus, you'll be helping to support your local farmers and economy.

Our real estate agents recommend visiting these five places in Stark County to stock up on farm-fresh produce.

  1. North Canton Farmers Market – 1447 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720  
    You'll be able to buy a wide variety of local products year-round at the North Canton Farmers Market, including farm products, baked and preserved goods, and personal care items. Almost everything that's offered for sale travels less than an hour from the farm or kitchen it was created in to where it's sold at the market, located near North Canton homes for sale. During warmer weather months. The market is operated outside, then moves to the indoors after mid-October. And while you're shopping at the market, check out its Mural of Gratitude, a farmers market-inspired piece of art. Hours are 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

  2. Canton Farmers Market – Centennial Plaza on 4th St. NW and Court Ave., Canton, OH 44702  
    From its downtown location near Canton homes for sale, the Canton Farmers Market gives you the perfect chance to make a day of it as you shop and dine. Start your day by buying some fresh farm goods as well as creations from local makers and artists before browsing in downtown shops and catching lunch or dinner. Hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays starting June 12.

  3. Beiler's Penn Dutch Market – 13160 Cleveland Ave. NW, Uniontown, OH 44685  
    A family-owned and operated business, Beiler's Penn Dutch Market is located just around the corner from Uniontown homes for sale. The market has partnerships with many local farms and Amish and Mennonite suppliers, so you'll have your choice of a wide variety of fresh produce. While you're there, check out the market's meats, baked goods, and bulk products.

  4. Zoe Farms – 5676 Faircrest St. SW, Canton, OH 44708 
    When you buy food at Zoe Farms, you can be assured your purchases are farm-fresh. Produce is grown without chemicals, and you can also pick up delicious fresh foods like free-range eggs and pasture-raised chicken while you're there. It's all offered at their farm stand, which is housed in a renovated caboose from 1942. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

  5. Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market – 1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632  
    Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market
    , located near Hartville homes for sale, has indoor and outdoor vendors galore and is the perfect spot to spend the day and find some treasures. In addition to typical flea market wares, you'll find growers who sell their produce and other products. It even has a South Side Market area inside that's dedicated to food items like produce. Flea Market hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Thursday-Saturday, and South Side Market hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday-Saturday.

Contact us to buy or sell a home in the area. Our team has years of experience and is ready to help! 


Where to Go For Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch - Summit and Stark Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so it's time to plan a special day for your mom. Our area is filled with wonderful restaurants and diners where you and your mom can enjoy a special mother's day brunch. Before mother's day arrives, our real estate agents want to share a list of great restaurants in the area where you and your mom can enjoy a special day.

If you live in Stark and Summit counties, dining out is easy with hundreds of restaurants that serve different types of cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for breakfast or fine dining, you can treat your mom to a delicious meal that fits your budget. We have chosen some of our favorite places for a mother's day brunch that your mom is sure to enjoy.

  • Mustard Seed Market & Cafe 3885 Medina Rd. Akron, OH 44303
    You and your mom can enjoy the casual atmosphere and look at some Fairlawn homes for sale after a wonderful meal. Specialties here include homemade soups, lobster bisque, beef chili, and fresh-baked bread. The Mustard Seed specializes in healthy, organic food, and each day they bake a variety of bread like Challah braid, chili cheddar, harvest sourdough, parmesan peppercorn, and rosemary olive oil.

  • Gasoline Alley - 870 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Akron, OH 44333
    Gasoline Alley, near these Bath homes for saleis a quirky restaurant that offers traditional American food. It's a small restaurant with vintage décor and memorabilia that creates a fun, casual atmosphere. You can enjoy a classic burger with fries or a Big Daddy Reuben topped with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut while admiring vintage classic bicycles hanging from the ceiling. Your mom is sure to love the carrot cake or the whipped cream cheesecake for dessert.

  • The Silver Cricket - 2972 N. Division St., Clinton, OH 44216
    The Silver Cricket offers some down-home cooking and great service. Located next to the railroad tracks, it feels like you have stepped into a quaint, small-town place with a comfortable atmosphere and friendly neighbors. The Silver Cricket is a great place to grab the best wings in town and a cold beer, still sold in a bottle! No draft beer here. Check out these Clinton homes for sale after your meal.

  • Blue Door Cafe & Bakery - 1970 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
    Take your mom out for a wonderful breakfast or brunch at the Blue Door Cafe & Bakery located near these Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale. You'll find an array of tasty breakfast specialty dishes like french toast topped with bananas and whipped cream, Monte Cristo crepes, and steak or king salmon on a platter of fresh eggs. Open seven days/week for breakfast and lunch, this is the perfect place for a relaxing Mother's Day brunch that your mom will remember.

  • The Twisted Olive - 5430 Massillon Rd., North Canton, OH 44720
    The Twisted Olive has been a local favorite for years and is conveniently located near these Green homes for sale. If you like Italian food, you can't beat their chipotle potato or french onion soup, calamari, crab cakes, crispy shrimp, and Greek chicken meatballs. Featuring a variety of vegan and gluten-free dishes, The Twisted Olive has a big menu with healthy, delicious meals for the perfect mother's day brunch.

If you're interested in buying or selling a home in Stark or Summit counties, contact us at DeHOFF REALTORS® for information on available properties and area real estate prices. We can help you find the perfect home that fits your lifestyle.


Stark County: 5 Historical Destinations to Journey to the Past

Historic Sites Around Stark County - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Stark County's present has been shaped by its past. How much do you know about the people and events that have influenced the area? Our real estate agents love exploring Stark County's rich history at these fascinating locations around North Canton.

  1. William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum - 800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708
    Ohio is second only to Virginia in the number of presidents that have come from the state. William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum has been called a "hidden gem" just minutes from Canton homes for sale. In addition to the memorial to our 25th president, which includes the final resting spot of McKinley and his family, the museum features a comprehensive exhibit displaying 200 years of Stark County history. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids ages 3-18. The museum is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed from noon - 1 p.m. for cleaning).

  2. Canton Museum of Art - 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44702
    The Canton Museum of Art owes its existence to another local cultural institution. In 1935, the Little Civic Art Gallery opened in a small room on the second floor of the Canton Public Library. Annual programming includes 12 to 14 exhibits, from nationally touring shows to curated collections from regional artists. Tickets are $8 for visitors over the age of 12, with free admission every Thursday and the first Friday of each month. Visits are currently by reservation only. CMA is open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

  3. First Ladies National Historic Site - 205 Market Ave. S., Canton, OH 44702
    U.S. Presidents are the stuff of grade school history classes, but the First Ladies have a compelling story all their own. The Education and Research Center at the First Ladies National Historic Site depicts how these vibrant, intelligent women overcame the restraints of tradition to establish a position of influence. Admission is free for all visitors. Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

  4. Hoover Historical Center - 1875 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720
    How many carpets in North Canton homes for sale have been made spotless by Hoover vacuum cleaners? The Hoover Historical Center preserves the legacy of the man who became, literally and figuratively, a household name. As you walk through William H. Hoover's childhood home, enjoy interactive exhibits playing iconic advertising jingles and try out different models of vacuum cleaners from over the years. The exterior of the home is equally interesting, with award-winning gardens tended by volunteers from The Herb Society. Admission to the center is free, but donations are welcome and reservations are required. Tours are conducted on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons.

  5. Massillon Museum - 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646
    While most museums are dedicated to either art or history, Massillon Museum prides itself on bringing both together. Before moving to its current location in 1938, the museum was in the home once owned by James Duncan, founder of Massillon. Today the museum holds more than 100,000 artifacts, including photographs, textiles, and artwork, as well as a permanent exhibit devoted to Paul Brown, the legendary NFL Hall of Fame coach and executive who grew up around Massillon homes for sale. Museum admission is free, with donations accepted. Hours are 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Be a part of Stark County's future with a home of your own. Contact us at DeHoff Realtors to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable real estate agents. 

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